The law is what the overwhelming masses of people determine it to be. If half the population partakes in file sharing then be default it is essentially "legal" because the law is unenforceable. This is where file sharing is headed if it isn't there already. I am not saying it is fair, right, etc. but it is the reality of things. This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened. Technically, it has occurred with recording TV shows on VCRs. We all know how effective the studios were at stopping this type of copy infringement. It won't be any different with music or movies. This is why the studios, music artists, record companies etc. had better find an economic model that works with file sharing. Personally, I think they need to lump all media in one pot and make it available for download easily for a nominal fee. Basically, out file share the pirates by making the cost so little to download legally that illegal downloads aren't worth the hassle anymore. IMO, the providers would make more money since their customer base would be massive by working deals with cable companies, ISPs etc. Imagine the fees generated if every Internet user paid $5-$10 per month for the service?